On This Day

On This Day in Sport for September 17

Events in Sport

  • 1897 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: Englishman Joe Lloyd wins his only major title by 1 stroke over runner-up Willie Anderson of Scotland; last 36-hole US Open
  • 1906 Playing as "Sullivan" Columbia University jr Eddie Collins debuts with A's
  • 1912 Center fielder Casey Stengel breaks in with Brooklyn & hits 4 singles
  • 1917 Honus Wagner, retires at 43, Pirates retire his #33
  • 1920 National Football League is born in Canton, Ohio; 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Professional Football Association; renamed the NFL in 1922
  • 1922 Cyclist Piet Moeskops becomes world sprint champ
  • 1927 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills NY: Frenchman Rene Lacoste successfully defends title; beats Bill Tilden 11-9, 6-3, 11-9
  • 1928 Boston Braves pitcher Ray Boggs hits 3 batters in 1 inning during his 4th and final major league appearance, in 15-5 loss to Chicago Cubs
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Weddings in Sport

  • 1942 Ice hockey player Maurice Richard (20) weds Lucille Norchet (17)
  • 1965 Tennis star Billie Jean Moffitt (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California
  • 2016 Olympian and professional road racing cyclist Philip Deignan (33) weds fellow road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead (26) in Otley, England

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